T.I. Officially Changes His Name to TIP

T.I. performs on stage at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 30, 2014 in New York City

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The rapper/actor you know as T.I. is no more! The Atlanta born hip-hop star is officially changing his name to Tip, the name he was originally known as in the music industry prior to changing his name to Tip so people would not get him confused with A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip. While on 106KMEL this week, Tip claims the change is for his day one fans who have and has been in the works for a decade now.
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For many industry insiders, the name change won’t be too difficult since they’ve been referring to T.I. as Tip for years now. T.I. dropped his new project Da ‘Nic under his official new moniker last Monday and is serious about people referring to him by his new name. Which T.I. name do you prefer? T.I. or Tip? Read the full story here.
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